Monday, November 1, 2010

For the rest of 2010, I shall read...

Um, can you believe it's already November? I am not ready for 5+ months of frigid cold in which my skin doesn't see the sun. Last week was marvelously warm and now it's 38 degrees. And I am notorious for my hatred of the cold. I walked in my office this morning and people looked at me with concern and slowly asked, " are you feeling about the weather?" Yeah. I'd rather be in bed. And that's probably how I am going to feel for the next five months.

So anyway, it's nearing the end of the year, and I had big reading goals for 2010. BIG GOALS. But when I look at my bookshelves, I see lots of books that I was supposed to read in 2010 and just haven't seemed to get around to yet. A couple of them are extra long, which is most definitely going to prevent me from tying/surpassing 2009's record of number of books read in a year, but I really want to get these done.

On my list:

  • Lost Lustre by Josh Karlen — the current book I'm reading for a TLC book tour. As a NYC resident, I am really enjoying it so far because I know the places he's talking about.
  • New York by Edward Rutherford — seriously, it's been on my shelf for more than a year, and for all of 2010, I've been "saving it" for some undetermined time in the future when it will be perfect for reading. First that was a beach vacation. Then it was summer. Then it was a trip in September. I guess the time is now.
  • A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn — I started reading this a couple months ago, since I'd only read snippets in high school. Have a strong desire to get a history lesson, so this is a must.
  • The rest of Betsy Tacy — even though I almost wonder if I should save some instead of speed through them. Once I'm done, there are no more left! There are other non-Betsy Tacy novels by the author, though, right?

Any books you're trying to squeeze in the next two months?


Kari said...

Well that information just made life so much better this morning!

Kari said...

The Odyssey....ooh boy. Takes me back to Freshman year required Western Civ classes, 90% of which I probably slept through. Needless to say...don't remember much about The Odyssey. Or maybe that was The Iliad and The Odyssey was from high school. Either way, I remember sleeping through it.

Kari said...

Oooh that will make it a fun read! It's amazing how areas of the city have changed so much in a relatively short amount of time. Or so I hear, because I've only been here a relatively short amount of time...